Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Red Sky Revisited

Red Sky 8X20 Oil on Panel $160

I have made a few changes that I believe improve this painting.  I lightened the light area slightly and added a little more of the sky color to the water.  

Not touching it again.

Blessings for a great day.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Cast Shadows

Cast Shadows  8X10  Oil and CWM on wood cradle board $75

The tittle comes from the shadows the thick paint cast.  It is a good representation of how much paint is on the board.

I think I am going to be moving on to Fall subjects and getting ready for a Studio tour Oct 16,17 and 18.

Gorgeous weather, busy life.  Cant ask for more.

Blessings for a great day.


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

work in progress

Work in Progress 22X28  Oil and CWM on Wood Panel

Day 30 of 30 day challenge.

I have many plans for today and don't know if I will get my little painting finished so I decided to post this on on our final day of the challenge.

Its been quite a learning experience.

Thanks for being a part of it.

Blessings for a great day


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Red Sky Oil Painting

Red Sky Oil Painting 8X20  On panel $150.

This panel was floating around so I thought it would be fun to do a wide landscape.  When I put the third coat of gesso on I used Holbein's red oxide gesso.  I then started painting the scene and really liked the red gesso.  Of course I couldn't just leave the gesso as it was.  Even if I did like it I had to duplicate the color in oils.    So here you have it.  I rather like the mood of this.

Blessings for a great day.


Monday, September 28, 2015

Ocean View

Ocean View Oil Painting 9X12  on Arches Oil Painting Paper $100

Day 28 of the 30 Day painting challenge.

Today my challenge was to do a painting without yellow or orange in it.  Didn't quite make it but almost.  I had to put a touch of transparent orange along the shore.

The painting was done on Arches Paper made specifically for oil paint.  No gesso required.  This is my first time using this paper.  It is awesome.  It has a unique smooth surface to paint on.  When the painting is dry it can be framed as you would any other painting.  You would just need a backing for it.  Standard size so no problem finding a frame for it.

The paint is THICK.  The whole thing was painted with a palette knife.

Blessings for a great day.


Sunday, September 27, 2015


Light  10X10 Oil and CWM on Gallery Cradle Board  $100

Day 27 of the 30 Day painting Challenge

I started this one with molding paste, gel with tiny beads and charcoal.  At one point I was ready to toss it and start on another when I thought line might just make the difference.  It tells the story.

Blessings for a great day..


Saturday, September 26, 2015


 Morning 8X8 Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas $75

Painted on the sides so that no frame is necessary.

Day 26 of the 30 Day painting challenge.

One of my big challenges for this is photographing the art work.  I tried to photograph this one yesterday but it was sunny and because I used gel medium it is very shiny meaning there were white spots all over.  I even tried inside the garage where the light was reflecting off the garage door but to no avail.  White spots everywhere. So this morning, (very appropriate I thought given the title), in my pajamas I am out on our deck before the sun is hitting the deck trying again. Its fairly close.

Its sunny again today but I am painting with cold wax today.  That gives a matt finish so its better to photograph.  So much to learn.

Blessings for a great day.